Meena Alexander

Meena Alexander is Stylist magazine’s features editor.

  • Sandhya, a 17-year-old Nepalese student, studies at home in Lahan.
    News

    How period shame is disrupting the lives of girls in Nepal

  • The Tinder Swindler
    Entertainment

    Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler exclusive: “It was the ultimate emotional con”

  • Jessica Plumber plays Emma in BBC drama The Girl Before
    TV

    The Girl Before star Jessica Plummer talks us through the new BBC thriller

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Amanda Gorman delivering her inauguration poem The Hill We Climb
Books

Amanda Gorman exclusive: the poet and activist on a life-changing year

She began 2021 performing for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and ends it with the release of her new poetry book. Amanda Gorman is only just getting started...

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Munroe Bergdorf exclusive interview about her new podcast The Way We Are
Podcasts

Munroe Bergdorf exclusive: the model and activist on turning trauma into triumph

“We can all do our bit to make this world a little easier for the people who come next.”

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Wellbeing

“For lots of us, lockdown has been a time of sexual self-discovery”

Sex recession? What sex recession?

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Anita Rani, the new presenter of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4
Entertainment

Anita Rani: “Asian women aren’t seen as multi-dimensional”

The Woman’s Hour presenter on role models, representation and outrageous women.

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Shot during lockdown, Zendaya’s new Netflix film proves less is more

Two people, one house, a whole lot of drama.

Simi, Nigeria's queen of pop.
Music

Meet the women powering Africa’s musical revolution

The continent’s creatives are finally starting to take up the space they deserve.

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Celebrity

Small Axe star Amarah-Jae St Aubyn: “Filming Lovers Rock felt like coming back to myself”

The Steve McQueen film is an ode to Black joy.

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BBC One's Small Axe: Lovers Rock stars Amarah-Jae St Aubyn and Micheal Ward
TV

Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock proves joy is a radical act

This week’s Small Axe film is essential viewing.

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Yinka Bokinni in Damilola: The Boy Next Door on Channel 4
TV

“How the killing of my childhood friend shaped the woman I’ve become”

Yinka Bokinni on the lasting impact of Damilola Taylor’s death.

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TV

In High Fidelity, Zoë Kravitz gives us a badly behaved heroine for our times

No saccharine romcom clichés here.

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Beauty

How to build a satisfyingly decadent body care routine

Because skincare shouldn't stop at your collarbones.

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10 of the loveliest period dramas to escape into now

Let’s return to a simpler time, shall we?

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Books

The Toni Morrison novels everyone should read, from The Bluest Eye to Beloved

She won a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize for a reason, friends

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The Photograph: Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield
Life

The Photograph is exactly the kind of romantic escapism we need right now

Relationships, regret and a hell of a lot of beautiful, well-dressed people.

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Emma McGrath
People

“I was definitely not a happy kid. I wrote songs to tell people the things I couldn’t say”

Singer Emma McGrath on the healing power of music.

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Life

Queen & Slim is a huge home-truth of a film that’s bursting with beauty

And we have two talented black women to thank for it.

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ALA.NI portrait for new album ACCA
People

“The music industry needs its #MeToo moment”

If you don’t know singer ALA.NI, it’s about time you did.

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Life

So, is Sex Education’s second season as good as the first?

With storylines on everything from pansexuality to dirty talk to douching, the gang’s all here.

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The science of boredom: when did we lose the ability to be bored?

“There’s rarely a moment when our brains are not subject to some form of external stimulus.”

Actress Emma Mackey for Stylist
People

Sex Education’s Emma Mackey talks real-world sex, consent and Prince Andrew

“Men like him are part of a generation who have inherited archaic ways of being and thinking… but that’s not an excuse anymore.”

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